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Primary School Teachers teach a range of subjects within a prescribed curriculum to primary school students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
Specialisations: Preschool Director
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very large occupation employing 147,500 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has stayed about the same.Strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create more than 50,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
A Bachelor Degree or higher is required. Nearly all workers have a university degree. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is also needed. Registration with the relevant state or territory board of education may be required.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Primary School Teachers who demonstrate an enthusiastic and positive attitude, can connect well with others and work well in a team.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Teaching and course design.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Human behaviour and performance; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioural and affective disorders.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Identifying the educational needs of others, developing training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
Using your own ideas to developing, designing, or creating something new.
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping others to improve.
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.